May 30, 2014

Complex Feelings on the Paranormal

"The test of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." F. Scott Fitzgerald 

I constantly feel like I have my feet in two different worlds, and sometimes it gets pretty interesting. I am well-versed in the ways and methodologies of science, although I'm far from a scientist. My formal science education includes too many courses to even remember, all the way through the graduate level. I've been taught everything from diagramming cell structures to various theories in physics and advanced statistical analysis techniques. In my science-based education, I've been taught by people who have firmly believed science has answers for everything, as well as those who recognize its acute limits. 

May 23, 2014

Christian Witches

El Curandero, by Antonio Coche Mendoza
The term "witchcraft" can be a slippery one. At the risk of being burned at the stake, I admit that I personally have studied witchcraft fairly extensively, and so have a level of expertise on the subject that most members of the public do not. I've known witches personally as well, and so I am here to tell you that there is such a thing as Christian witches, or people who practice witchcraft yet still believe in the Bible and view Jesus as their savior.